The only holiday listed for today is Relaxation Day. It is a newer holiday, originating in the age of the internet, as an advertisement to entice folks to visit health spas. Regardless of the origins of the day, it is one we all can celebrate.
Every day it seems, our lives grow ever more complicated. Stresses and the hustle and bustle of life can take every moment. When I was a young the weekend, and especially Sunday, was a time of rest. Back then, there were no smart phones, no internet, no laptops and the only television was black and white with four-six station.
But this is a different age--every waking moment--even Sundays seem consumed with activities. These days, there doesn’t seem to be a moment to take ‘er easy.
I love this postcard. On the back a boy writes: Dear Papa, We got your card yesterday. It found us quite well. Hope you are well. Helen, Mama, Ethal and I went to the woods Wed. and Ethel and I waded in the creek. Love from all, Arthur
When I was a kid, my siblings and I spent many happy hours exploring the forest and wading in the creek at the bottom of the canyon.
These days , when I am feeling overwhelmed, I often walk to the nearby river. Even in winter I’ve been known to dip my bare toes into the waters. Wading in the river, looking for agates and petrified wood has a calming effect on my soul.
SO—find something relaxing and wonderful to do today—take it easy! Have a lovely Relaxation Day and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!* LINKING UP: You can put your link in any time between now and next Thursday. Postcard Friendship Friday is open for the entire week!
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* THEMES: You don't have to stick to the theme I choose each Friday. Just put up the pieces you love and tell us why you like them.